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Blues 1. “Since the blues appears to be basic to most forms of black music, and since it seems to be the most prominent factor in maintaining continuity between most of them, we might think of it as the Urtrope of the tradition .” Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. (Ur=fundamental, underlying; trope=an idea that reappears in different contexts but whose meaning is understood. In this context, Urtrope means blues is the underlying principle of most forms of African-American music .) Developed in post-bellum African-American culture. Its sources (such as hollers), its development, and its meanings are inseparably linked to the African-American experience. Often known as Delta Blues because it was first heard in the Mississippi Delta regions and east Texas. A vocal expression and a personal statement about an individual’s view of his or her current circumstances and the world around him or her . A synthesis of nearly all the primary features of African-American song expression: call
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  • Fall '08
  • lovensheimer
  • post-bellum African-American culture, African-American song expression, Samuel A. Floyd, important early blues, early country blues

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